|Warranty length||2 Years|
|Connectors||Banana - Spade|
Nordost jumper cables are a reference quality speaker jumper cables, an excellent upgrade over standard metal plate jumpers or "lesser" jumper cables. An excellent upgrade over standard jumper links included with most speakers and over many lesser quality jumpers. These can be used in conjunction with speaker cables from Nordost, QED, Atlas and many more.
Terminated with spades at one end and bananas on the other and supplied as a set of four.
Why use high quality jumpers?
Most biwireable speakers (those with +/- terminals for both high frequency HF and low frequency LF drivers) include cheap metal links that connect the HF and LF connections together to allow you to us non biwire (standard twin pair) speaker cable.
Most standard jumper links are not highly effective contacts due to composition and surface area of the metal often used. In effect, if you are using a standard (non biwire) 2-2 cable and connecting this directly to HF or LF drivers with lesser quality jumpers inbetween the HF and LF connections, you're losing out on getting the best sound from the other drivers and negating the benefit of having good quality speaker cables.
Using a high quality set of jumpers will ensure you get the best possible connection between driver terminals and the sound quality possible from the speaker cable in use is able to be enjoyed best as possible through both sets of drivers. You should find low end bass extension is better and the high end crisper.
Am I not just better off using a bi-wireable speaker cable?
While you only use jumpers like these on the back of bi-wireable speakers to connect the LF and HF terminals if you are using a 2-2 plug speaker cable (rather than a bi-wireable 2-4 speaker cable), the benefits of actually using a bi-wireable speaker cable are still wildly debated and in many cases, its just as effective (if not more effective) to use a better quality 2-2 cable rather than halve your budget on a 2-4 cable.
In any case, jumpers are a good investment if you already have a high quality 2-2 speaker cable and don't want the expensive of changing this for a 2-4 bi-wire cable, and in many cases, some speaker cables are only available in a 2-2 configuration, making jumpers a necessity - and upgrading over cheap metal plate jumpers is essential.